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The Llvlc Show (episode 1352): Dr. Joe Anderson Underscores Importance Of Testing Ketones In The Breath

The Llvlc Show (episode 1352): Dr. Joe Anderson Underscores Importance Of Testing Ketones In The Breath

In Episode 1352 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we have an interview with scientist and researcher Dr. Joe Anderson as our guest today. If you live the low-carb lifestyle, you probably know how important it is to measure ketone levels so that you can know exactly how your lifestyle is affecting your health. In the last few years there have been a number of advances in the technology that allows for home testing of ketone levels. One of the groundbreaking products to come out recently is LEVL, and Dr. Joe Anderson has been instrumental in bringing this meter to market. Dr. Joe Anderson from LevlNow.com has over 20 years of experience in pulmonary physiology and breath research science. He is the owner of Anderson Bioscience and is an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Washington, where he also obtained his Ph.D.. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed publications. He is working with LEVL to understand ketosis in health and disease and how measurement of breath acetone can help individuals better manage their health and wellness. Listen in today as Jimmy and Dr. Anderson talk about the importance of measuring ketones, how ketones can be used as indicators of disease, how testing allows you to achieve target levels, breath testing, measuring different ketosis states, and much more. BECOME A NUTRITIONAL THERAPY PRACTITIONER NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship “It’s exciting that we now have non-invasive medical devices that are accessible to users in their home, and people that know that ketosis is important for their health have the ability to test for themselves.” – Dr. Joe Anderson MAKE KETO EASIER WITH FBOMB There are three ways you can listen to Episode 1352: 1. Listen at the iTune Continue reading >>

Research Article Breath Acetone As Biomarker For Lipid Oxidation And Early Ketone Detection

Research Article Breath Acetone As Biomarker For Lipid Oxidation And Early Ketone Detection

Introduction Ketosis or ketoacidosis is a physiological state in which fat metabolism rate is increased due to the lack of glucose as energy source, and ketone bodies’ levels are above normal levels [1]. As fat is oxidized, ketones are produced, and monitoring ketones has a profound impact on the diagnosis of health status of an individual either under ketoacidosis or ketosis. Ketoacidocis (KAD) is a state of diagnosis of metabolic unbalance in type I diabetic population, and indicative of diabetic coma risk [2]. On the contrary, ketosis is a metabolic state where ketone is produced in healthy individuals by fasting or nutritional intervention [3,4]. Fasting ketosis (FK) is produced by oxidation of stored fat induced by negative energy balance (caloric restriction). Nutritional ketosis (NK) is found in individuals undergoing fat-rich diets with null energy balance (caloric intake equals energy expenditure). Recently, NK has become popular [5] for weight loss therapy [6], and for treating certain type of epilepsy where ketones can be used as energy source by the brain to reduce epileptic seizures [7,8]. Ketosis can also be induced in a healthy individual via exercise as the body uses ketones as energy source in the muscles [9,10]. In general, the ketone level in a body is affected by several factors, such as diabetes, energy balance, diet composition, and physical activities, which underscores the significance of identifying best practices of detection of ketones in real time. Under ketosis or ketoacidosis, fat is broken down by the liver to produce two water-soluble types of ketones: acetoacetic acid and beta-hydroxybutyric acid (Figure 1). In addition, a third type of ketone, acetone, is also formed with additional enzymatic decarboxylation of acetoacetic acid. Aceto Continue reading >>

Breath Ketone Meters

Breath Ketone Meters

I heard Jimmy Moore mention that he is getting a breath ketone meter. I'd like to stop pricking my fingers so much, so I'm interested. Do these work? Anyone out there have one? And how do you get one? Or are they just insanely expensive and not an option for most? Continue reading >>

The Best Ketone Meter For Monitoring Ketosis

The Best Ketone Meter For Monitoring Ketosis

If you're on the ketogenic diet, measuring your ketone levels is crucial to make sure your body is actually in ketosis - otherwise, you're basically just leaving things up to chance. We spent roughly five days researching ketosis meters in order to find the most accurate monitor for measuring ketone levels, and after reviewing 20+ options, we've found the Precision Xtra to be the best ketone meter available. Using a light prick of the finger, it measures ketone levels using your blood, collecting nearly-exact numbers to help you manage your diet better than any other testing method. You will also need a set of ketone test strips to get started, which can be a little expensive, but we consider this a small price to pay when you're investing in your health. If you’re following the ketogenic diet, you probably already know how it works – low carb, high fat. By eliminating carbohydrates (our body’s main energy source), you’re manipulating your body to move into a state of ketosis, where it burns fat for energy instead of carbs. Maintaining ketosis is relatively easy if you stick to the core principles of the diet (60-70% fat, 20-30% protein, 5-10% carbs), but at the end of the day, you still don’t know for sure if your body has successfully made the transition. Instead, regularly using a ketone meter (also called a ketosis meter) is the preferred way to ensure your blood-ketone level consistently stays within the optimal range for ketosis. There are three main types of ketone meters: blood ketone meters, urine strips, and breath analyzers. Urine strips and breath analyzers work exactly as their names imply – one measures ketone levels using your urine, the other measures them using your breath. Blood ketone meters, on the other hand, work like a blood-glucose me Continue reading >>

5 Ways To Measure Your Ketones

5 Ways To Measure Your Ketones

5 Ways to Measure Your Ketones A ketogenic diet is a very low carbohydrate, moderate protein and high fat based nutrition plan. A ketogenic diet trains the individual’s metabolism to run off of fatty acids or ketone bodies. This is called fat adapted, when the body has adapted to run off of fatty acids/ketones at rest. Research has demonstrated that this nutrition plan improves insulin sensitivity and reduces inflammation throughout the body. This leads to greater fat metabolism and muscle development as well as a reduced risk of chronic disease. (1, 2). I get asked all the time how to measure the state of ketosis. There are several major ways and we will discuss those in this article. Measuring Your Ketones There are three types of ketone bodies: Acetone, Acetoacetate and Beta-Hydroxybutryate (BHB). Each of these three can be tested as acetone is a ketone released through the breath, acetoacetate is a ketone released through urine and BHB is (although not technically a ketone it acts like a ketone) in the blood stream and used by the cells for energy. 1. Blood Ketone Meter This measures BHB and is considered to be the most accurate way to measure ketone bodies. These have the ability to determine the ketone level in your blood precisely but they are also pricey and invasive. Personally, I freak out every time I have to prick my finger!! The Precision Xtra blood glucose and ketone meter is a good buy at $28-$30. The expensive part is the ketone test strips here which can cost $4 each. If you are looking at testing yourself every day it is going to cost you $120 a month and the $30 meter. Here is a starter kit you can get on Amazon Most people will enter into a light nutritional ketosis (between 0.5-1.0 mmol/L on the meter) within two or three days. It typically takes Continue reading >>

The Best Way To Test Ketones

The Best Way To Test Ketones

How many ketone bodies are in my body? How can I tell? And what’s that weird number and/or color on my tester? You’ve got ketone testing questions, we’ve got ketone testing answers. An overview of common ketone testing methods and best practices for your viewing pleasure. Ever wondered whether or not you’re in ketosis? Well, you can consult the magic ketogenic crystal ball or you can just, you know, test your ketones. (You can also, if you wish, ditch both the magic ketogenic crystal ball and the ketone testers, and train yourself to look out for signs of being fat-adapted.) But you want (read: need) specifics, eh? You want all those numbers and science and stuff, eh? I hear you, brothers and sisters. You’re in for a doozy of a video. We’re about to open up a can of ketone testing knowledge and you’re about to down it like Popeye throwing back some tasty spinach. If you’ve ever scratched your ketogenic head and pondered what was the best ketone testing method or stared at your new ketone tester in utter confusion, this video will bring everything into focus. For video transcript PDF, scroll down. Your Mini Guide & Transcript A 5-10 page PDF with the transcript for this video, resources, and exclusive steps to taking your fat burning to the next level. Download to your device and access anytime. Simply click the button above, enter your details, and the guide will be delivered to your inbox! Get the mini guide & transcript now. Highlights… Common ketone testing methods explained Pros and cons for each method Ketone testing tricks of the trade Resources… Follow our new YouTube channel, Explorking (where we share what it’s like to live full time in an RV) Check out the new + improved Keto Bundle – it has metric + standard measurements, over 50 new p Continue reading >>

Ketones: Introduction To Testing Ketones

Ketones: Introduction To Testing Ketones

We’ve all had the question, or been asked the question: how do I know when I’m in ketosis? Should I feel different? Should I have increased mental clarity and focus? While one could give a case-by-case, yes-or-no type response for these questions, the best way is to simply test it out. The problem is that most of us don’t have access to a lab 24/7. Due to this issue, we have three possible ways to test ourselves for ketones from home, namely, urine strips, blood meters, or breath meters. Urine Test Strips There are numerous brands of urine strips to choose from if you decide to go this route and they can be easily obtained at your local drug store or online for a relatively inexpensive price. They can cost anywhere from $9-$20 for about 100 test strips. While this would seem to be the easiest way, it may not be the best way. Urine strips are coated with a chemical that reacts to the presence of acetoacetate (one type of ketone body). However, urine by definition is a waste product. So, while having ketones present in the urine may be a great indication that you are producing them, it could also mean that you are not utilizing them effectively. Also, we tend to see that individuals who have been on the diet for a long period of time and/or individuals that are leaner tend to show lighter or smaller traces of “ketones” on the strips compared to people starting the diet or who are significantly overweight. For this reason, this testing method may be great to let yourself know that you are on the right track with your ketogenic diet but it may not be the best way to know one you are keto-adapted. Blood Meters For a more reliable method of measuring ketones, a blood meter may be the way to go. Diabetics are familiar with the concept, as most glucose meters can also Continue reading >>

Keto Chat Episode 18: Levl Now Is Developing A Breath Ketone Meter

Keto Chat Episode 18: Levl Now Is Developing A Breath Ketone Meter

Carole Freeman, ketogenic nutritionist, chats with Brent Hixson, Executive Vice President and General Manager at Levl, a Seattle-based company that is developing a reusable breath ketone meter. Brent talks about the features of their product and expected availability to the public. Site content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this site! Continue reading >>

The First Disposable Breath Ketone Test Has Arrived

The First Disposable Breath Ketone Test Has Arrived

Do you want a simple way to check for ketosis, without a urine or blood test? It’s also possible to check you breath for ketones (acetone). This has already been possible for some time with the Ketonix reusable breath analyser (costing $149). Now the Ketonix is joined by the just-launched disposable test Metron, which can be ordered via Amazon ($28 for 10 tests). Metron is cheaper if you only want to do a few tests (up to 50 tests), but the reusable Ketonix is cheaper if you want to do more tests than that – testing is free once you have one. At some point we may do a test of Ketonix vs. Metron. Would you find that interesting? Or do you already have your own experience comparing these two devices? Please leave a comment. Earlier Continue reading >>

Breath Acetone Meters

Breath Acetone Meters

Acetone is produced when your body is burning fat, and this can be measured in your breath. There are now a growing number of options for measuring your breath acetone. The devices vary wildly in price, and I've found some of the cheaper options can be quite effective. In all cases, how you breathe when taking a measurement is critical to getting a consistent and accurate reading. Overall, I found that measuring breath acetone to be far more convenient, and far more useful than measuring blood ketone levels. Measuring breath acetone is vastly cheaper than blood tests, and obviously less painful. This allowed me to check my ketone levels throughout the day, enabling me to find more detailed information about how my body reacts to food and exercise. The Ketonix is an FDA approved device that is designed specifically as a breath acetone meter. This is the only device that will give you an acetone reading in Parts Per Million, but is expensive and I found it to be cumbersome to use and I've experienced more erroneous readings than with cheaper devices. A cheap breathalyzer can be used as an improvised breath acetone meter. While these devices are intended to measure alcohol intoxication through breast measurement, the cheaper devices also detect acetone. This means you have to get a cheap, low quality breathalyzer, as the better devices will filter out any acetone. (I like the Greenwon AT6000, (Price Not Available)). There's another dedicated breath acetone meter called Ketometer. It's cheaper than the Ketonix, but more expensive than a cheap breathalyzer. LEVL is a remarkably expensive device for measuring breath acetone, and it requires an ongoing subscription. At the time of writing, it's$699 + $49/month, which is too expensive for me to consider. One interesting note is Continue reading >>

Breath Acetone Is A Reliable Indicator Of Ketosis In Adults Consuming Ketogenic Meals1,2,3

Breath Acetone Is A Reliable Indicator Of Ketosis In Adults Consuming Ketogenic Meals1,2,3

Abstract Background: Ketogenic diets are used therapeutically to treat intractable seizures. Clinically, it appears that the maintenance of ketosis is crucial to the efficacy of the diet in ameliorating seizures. To understand how ketosis and seizure protection are related, a reliable, noninvasive measure of ketosis that can be performed frequently with minimal discomfort is needed. Objective: The objective was to determine which index, breath acetone or urinary acetoacetate, is more strongly related to the plasma ketones acetoacetate and β-hydroxybutyrate. Design: After fasting overnight for 12 h, 12 healthy adults consumed 4 ketogenic meals over 12 h. Blood, breath, and urine samples were collected hourly. Blood was analyzed for plasma acetoacetate and β-hydroxybutyrate, breath for acetone, and urine for acetoacetate. Results: By the end of the 12-h dietary treatment, plasma acetoacetate, plasma β-hydroxybutyrate, and breath acetone had increased 3.5-fold, whereas urinary acetoacetate increased 13-fold when measured enzymatically and 25-fold when measured with urinary ketone dipsticks. Plasma acetoacetate was best predicted by breath acetone (R2 = 0.70, P < 0.0001). Plasma β-hydroxybutyrate was equally predicted by breath acetone and urinary acetoacetate (R2 = 0.54, P = 0.0040). Conclusions: Breath acetone is as good a predictor of ketosis as is urinary acetoacetate. Breath acetone analysis is noninvasive and can be performed frequently with minimal discomfort to patients. As an indicator of ketosis in epilepsy patients consuming a ketogenic diet, breath acetone may be useful for understanding the mechanism of the diet, elucidating the importance of ketosis in seizure protection, and ultimately, enhancing the efficacy of the diet by improving patient monitoring. I Continue reading >>

3 Common Ways To Measure Ketone Levels

3 Common Ways To Measure Ketone Levels

When you transition from burning glucose to using fat as a fuel (and consecutively, ketones), you will notice a number of changes in your body. There are many signs to tell that you are in ketosis. However, if you’d like to know for sure whether you’re in ketosis, there are three ways to measure it with relative certainty. #1. Using Urine Strips The cheapest method is to use urine strips (Ketostix or a similar product), which will detect whether there is a spill-over of ketones in your urine. Urine strips that measure ketones were initially designed for diabetics to allow them to check for signs of ketoacidosis (a state that is very different from nutritional ketosis), however, a lot of people from the keto community have resorted to using them in order to check whether they’re in ketosis. The way to use them is to either pee on a strip or pee in a cup and dip the strip in it. You need to wait for a few moments (usually 15 seconds, check the strips’ label for detailed instructions). If the strip changes colour, this means you’re in ketosis. Higher readings are not necessarily better for weight loss and might mean that you’re dehydrated, in which case you need to make sure that you’re drinking enough water. Urine strips are not very reliable for people who have been in ketosis for a while, as they measure only excess ketones that the body is getting rid of. As your body becomes fat-adapted, it will become more efficient in using the ketones it’s producing, and as a consequence the ketone levels in your urine will decrease, to the point of giving you false negatives. #2. Using Blood Ketone Meters As their name suggests, blood ketone meters measure the ketone levels in your blood. They are much more accurate than the urine strips, as they don’t measure on Continue reading >>

The Science Behind The Technology

The Science Behind The Technology

For seven years, the LEVL team has been developing a sensor that reliably measures your acetone concentration and calculates fat burn, before you even step on a scale. Our team has leveraged half a century of proven breath science research into one device that seamlessly connects to your mobile device. Now you have real-time, easy-to-access information that allows you to monitor your fat loss. HOW LEVL WORKS WITH THE BODY LEVL clinical scientist Joe Anderson, Ph.D. explains how the measurement of breath acetone offers insights into the body’s fat burning capabilities. HOW DOES MY BODY BURN FAT? When the body is burning fat for energy, it is in a state called ketosis. During ketosis, the body generates molecules called ketones, one of which is acetone. Because of its small size, acetone appears in our exhaled breath as an indicator of fat burn. That’s where the LEVL device comes in. We’ve developed a sensor that can detect trace amounts of acetone in your breath. This makes monitoring whether or not your body is burning fat easy and predictable. HOW DOES LEVL WORK? Previous clinical research demonstrates a correlation between the amount of acetone detected in the breath and body fat burned, giving you a reliable indicator of fat loss. LEVL is designed to detect trace amounts of acetone in your breath when your body is burning fat. Simply breathe into LEVL. Your breath is captured and analyzed by our groundbreaking nanosensor, providing you with an instant measurement of your body’s acetone concentration. THE SCALE ISN’T MOVING. HOW DO I KNOW IF I’M BURNING FAT? Body weight is a combination of several factors: water, muscle, and fat. It can be deeply frustrating to rely on a traditional scale to detect fat loss. Most scales just measure overall body weight wit Continue reading >>

The Best Ketone Meters To Monitor Ketosis – Christmas 2017

The Best Ketone Meters To Monitor Ketosis – Christmas 2017

The goal of a high-fat, low-carb diet is to get into a state called Ketosis where the body burns fat as fuel rather than using glucose as its source of energy. Types of Ketone Meters There are several types of ketone meters available that monitor ketosis in vastly different ways, some more accurate than others and some more convenient others. We’ll discuss 3 types of Ketone Meters available starting with the best on the market today in 2017. Ketonix Breath Ketone Analyzer The Ketonix breath analyser doesn’t use any blood glucose test or test strip, it works by analysing acetone on your breath that your body produces when you’re in a state of ketosis. The Ketonix is slightly less accurate as blood ketone and glucose meters are per test. But they are more convenient With the Ketonix, you can test yourself an unlimited amount of times, hourly if you like. Which is ideal if you want to see how various foods effect ketosis after you’ve eaten them or even the effects exercise has. The Ketonix is affordable when you take into account the price of test strips for blood monitors. (Many companies give away cheap versions of blood monitors but make their money on testing strips). The Ketonix has no test strips and requires no further outlay. Ketonix also comes with software that will keep a log and also calibrates the device to the optimal settings for your goals. If you’re trying to monitor ketones under conditions such as athletic performance, weight loss, diabetes, alzheimer’s or epilepsy. The Ketonix adjusts its settings to test whether you’re in the ideal range for that condition. The Ketonix Breath Ketone Analyzer is a one-off payment you can read more & check them out here. Blood Ketone Meter One of the best & most precise ways of monitoring ketosis is with a Continue reading >>

Breath Acetone As Biomarker For Lipid Oxidation And Early Ketone Detection

Breath Acetone As Biomarker For Lipid Oxidation And Early Ketone Detection

Abstract Former ketone studies, including ketoacidosis (KAD), fasting ketosis (FK), nutritional ketosis (NK), and exercis-eaffected ketosis have brought great advances to the field of ketones. In the present work, blood, urine and breath ketone detections were evaluated systematically. We found that breath ketone (acetone) is the ketone of choice for detecting early stages of ketosis. In addition, acetone was correlated with respiratory quotient, and found to be a highly sensitive non-invasive biomarker of lipid oxidation. Furthermore, acetone was used for fast screening of ketosis or ketoacidosis in populations, and demonstrated value upon screening a population of 48 individuals, among which a type I diabetes case with early symptoms of KAD and FK case were identified. Discover the world's research 14+ million members 100+ million publications 700k+ research projects Join for free Citation: Prabhakar A, Quach A, Wang D, Zhang H, Terrera M, et al. (2014) Breath Acetone as Biomarker for Lipid Oxidation and Early Ketone Detection. ketosis (NK), and exercis-eaffected ketosis have brought great advances to the eld of acetone monitor [15], Medamonitor [16] and Invoy Technologies Ketosis or ketoacidosis is a physiological state in which fat source, and ketone bodies’ levels are above normal levels [1]. As fat in healthy individuals by fasting or nutritional intervention [3,4]. Recently, NK has become popular [5] for weight loss therapy [6], energy source by the brain to reduce epileptic seizures [7,8]. Ketosis uses ketones as energy source in the muscles [9,10]. In general, the energy balance, diet composition, and physical activities, which have proven to be highly accurate [20,21], and urinary ketone was of lipid oxidation. To determine whether breath ketone detection Continue reading >>

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